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IDEX Human Resource Manager in Geismar, Louisiana

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Part of IDEX Corporation, Richter Pumps and Valves USA is a pioneer of lined pumps and valves, enabling our customers to safely operate their challenging production processes for over 65 years. Richter manufactures the highest quality PFA-lined magnetic drive pumps and valves, in addition to high-alloy severe service ball valves. Our North American operations are strategically headquartered in Geismar, LA, with additional sales and support staff located throughout the country.


Serve as a value-add business partner to the senior leadership team of Richter U.S. This position will include strategic design and implementation of HR initiatives including coaching & partnering with leadership, organizational design to match strategy, talent development, employee engagement, change management and core HR process development and execution. The role is drives Human Resource programs that support the mission, vision and values of Richter U.S.. Supporting - if requested - other Business Units of IDEX as well as corporate initiatives. This role reports directly to the General Manager with a dotted line to the Global HR Director of Richter.


  • Ensures the business has the right number and type of talent required to execute strategy and achieve desired business results.

  • Partner with Operations and HR Leadership to assess and determine talent requirements needed to match growth strategy

  • Lead Organization and Talent Discussions to assess current state talent and identify needs to drive expected business growth

  • Determine recruitment strategies to obtain predominantly technical talent through full-time, contract and 3rd party opportunities including software engineers and developers

  • Develop and implement opportunities to drive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion activities into the culture of Richter U.S. in partnership with IDEX programs

  • Manage core HR processes to ensure toolset allows employees to live our IDEX Values and support the IDEX Difference mindset

  • Lead performance management and goal setting cycles to drive clear focus and opportunity for transparent, 2-way communications

  • Assess and lead opportunities for training including DEI, Situational Leadership, Manager effectiveness, etc.

  • Create an inclusive onboarding process that allows for effective and timely assimilation into the culture and business

  • General HR Process Ownership

  • Provide advice and input on general employee issues; Facilitate feedback to key stakeholders; working closely with appropriate parties to ensure timely production of appropriate documentation and sign off.

  • Ensure compliance across company policies and procedures.

  • Function as a subject matter expert for HR systems.

  • Support leave management processes including FMLA, Parental Leave and Disability.

  • Lead compensation planning activities for assigned internal customers

  • Resolves employee relations issues in a fair and consistent manner that recognizes employee needs and protects the needs of the plant to operate in an effective and efficient manner.

  • Establishes and maintains a presence on the plant floor to keep a read on the pulse of the organization.

  • Implements appropriate risk management policies and procedures to ensure plant compliance with safety requirements and local, state, and federal employment laws. Serves as a member of the safety committee.

  • Manage other duties or projects as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or a related field is preferred.

  • Minimum five years progressive Human Resources generalist experience required.

  • Experience leading talent initiatives including performance reviews, talent cycles and development planning required

  • Experience supporting management in building necessary engagement plans to ensure IDEX values are culturalized into the business

  • Strong track record of managing employee relations in a pragmatic approach that focuses on support both the employee and employer in proactive resolution

  • Successful track record of recruiting, developing and retaining both hourly and salary talent along with selecting and developing partnerships with third-party recruiting agencies.

  • Experience with Workday and Kronos preferred.


  • Strong initiative, excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Candidate must have a naturally curious mindset, interested in learning the business and industry and capable of building credibility into the business quickly and across all functions. This position requires an extremely perceptive person (organizational and situational awareness), who can relate to individuals at all levels.


  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, and Outlook.


  • Ability to move within office and manufacturing complex, write by hand and keyboard, and perform general office functions.

  • Ability to communicate by speech and hearing via phone and in person.

  • Visual acuity needed for close detail work and computer use.

  • General manufacturing, warehouse and office environment.


  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate with employees at all levels of the organization, enlisting the needed cooperation for successful implementation of programs and other measures needed to meet performance standards.

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Job Family: Human Resources

Business Unit: Aegis Flow Technologies

Job Segment: FMT Fluid & Metering Technologies